Valedictorian and Salutatorian for George Ranch High's Class of 2020

May 14, 2020 | Community Relations

Ramsa Kazi is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2020 at George Ranch High School.

The daughter of Rafey and Amber Kazi, she will attend the University of Texas, majoring in Neuroscience. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Ramsa has plans to attend medical school.

While at George Ranch, Ramsa was a National AP Scholar, President of the Spanish Honor Society, Vice President of the Math Honor Society and was a member of the National Honor Society, HUGS and a Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) State Qualifier. Ramsa also ran Cross Country all four years at GRHS and was a two-time regional qualifier.

Ramsa hopes to use her years of language experience to facilitate her desire to help others on a global level. She aims to bring healthcare to those in need, especially in third world countries. Most importantly, Ramsa aspires to make a positive impact on the world in whatever way she can.

Reflecting on her high school experience and looking towards the future, Ramsa encourages her classmates to “find value in the things that matter, embracing every opportunity amidst these tough times” and leaves her classmates with her favorite quote: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis


Inie-Inie Melford Spiff-Rufus (Melford) is the Salutatorian for the Class of 2020 at George Ranch High School.

The son of Beinmonyo Spiff-Rufus and Peace Rufus-Spiff, he will attend Princeton University, majoring in Biological and Chemical Engineering.

While at George Ranch, Melford was the President of Service for the National Honor Society and the African Students Association, served as the Public Relations Chair for Mu Alpha Theta, and participated in the AP Ambassadors Program, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) and the Technology Students Association (TSA). Melford was also an active volunteer for the George Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy Program.

Throughout his time at GRHS, Melford received honors such as being the 11th Grade Student of the Year, a National Merit Commended Scholar, a QuestBridge National College Match Scholar, a HOSA State Finalist, a Gates Scholarship Recipient and being selected as one of MIT's Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) Participants.

As his life goes on, Melford aims to travel the world and aid people with the knowledge and skills acquired in college, while also engaging in philanthropy work. Melford prioritizes his family above all else and hopes to be blessed with the capacity to provide for both the elders and future generations of his family.

When asked to give advice to his fellow graduates, Melford states that “we tend to have a narrow view of what is destined for us; however, do not let these frontal options blur out the ones that surround you” and leaves his fellow Longhorns with his favorite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou